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Articles with the Tag: Governor Steve Bullock

Counties given choices - conduct mail ballot election, expand early voting for November election

News from the office of the Governor MONTANA — Governor Steve Bullock issued a directive to ensure all eligible Montanans can safely vote in the 2020 November general election by allowing counties to expand voting by mail and early voting. Whether or not they provide mail ballots, all counties wil...

MT leaders urge extended Census deadline

 MONTANA — Governor Steve Bullock and Lt. Governor Mike Cooney sent a letter urging the U.S. Census Bureau to continue 2020 Census operations through its extended deadline of Oct. 31 to get an accurate count for Montana while allowing for continued health and safety measures to slow the spread of ...

Local schools still pondering fall openings, new superintendents welcomed Local schools still pondering fall openings, new superintendents welcomed

LAKE COUNTY – As the academic school year creeps closer for students who are tentatively scheduled to return to area classrooms in late August, school district administrators throughout the county have been busily crafting reopening plans and preparing classrooms for a safe return. While a few schoo...

Montana No Kid Hungry grants announced

News from the Office of the Governor   MONTANA – Governor Steve Bullock and First Lady Bullock, in partnership with Montana No Kid Hungry, announced a total of $212,500 in grant funds awarded for continued operation of food support programs in the wake of COVID-19.  Local organization...

Lake County Sheriff’s Office: don’t call 911 over mask-wearing compliance

LAKE COUNTY – After Governor Steve Bullock issued a mask directive in Montana, people started calling 911 to report noncompliance in the county.  “Our 911 Dispatch Center has been overloaded with calls from the public regarding citizens and businesses that they feel are not complying with...

Governor issues mask directive

News from the Office of the Governor  MONTANA –  On July 15, Governor Steve Bullock, issued a directive requiring face coverings in certain indoor spaces and for certain organized outdoor activities in counties currently experiencing four or more active cases of COVID-19 to slow the spre...

Polson, Arlee businesses praised for making PPE

News from the Office of the Governor MONTANA — Governor Steve Bullock praised Montana companies for pivoting their normal operations to produce cloth face masks, 3D-printed face masks, face shields, surgical gowns and hand sanitizer, and reminded businesses that funding is available to help suppor...

$75M funds will support Montana schools

MONTANA ­— Governor Steve Bullock today directed $75 million from the Coronavirus Relief Fund to Montana K-12 schools to cover expenses incurred due to COVID-19 and take precautions to keep students and staff safe this fall.  Governor Bullock said, “We must provide schools with every ...

Governor announces new loan deferment program for Montana businesses

News from the Office of the Governor MONTANA – Governor Steve Bullock recently announced the creation of a loan deferment program to assist Montana businesses impacted by COVID-19. The Montana Loan Deferment Program will allow businesses and other entities to defer payments on existing loans for ...

Governor urges swift passage of Water Rights Protection Act in U.S. Senate

News from the Office of the Governor  MONTANA – Governor Steve Bullock called for swift passage of the Montana Water Rights Protection Act to ratify the Montana and Confederated Salish and Kootenai Water Compact after the bill was heard in the US Senate Indian Affairs Committee on Wednesday, ...

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